Welcome to our company’s website. You may want to go and prepare yourself a dark coffee, because this blog is going to be a long one… just kidding. I will try to keep it short.
Thank you for visiting Cafe Oscuro Films, LLC. I decided to open this company a few months ago with the idea of bringing to life innovative, captivating, and inspiring stories. The name of the company, Cafe Oscuro, or dark coffee, is attributed to my addiction to coffee, and what better way to start off the day and end it than with a nice hot cup of Colombian coffee.
My obsession with cinema started at a very early age. I remember coming home from school when I was about 6 years old, and begging my mom to put on the beta tape we had of “Alice in Wonderland” – the greatest classic of all times. I would watch the movie every single day, not once, but sometimes even three times in a day. I am still trying to analyze what was my mad fascination with the film, but one thing is for sure, it certainly did something for me…made me fall in love with the arts. I did theatre in middle school and high school. I became fascinated with the idea of being able to bring to life stories that start in our minds, to have the freedom to do anything and everything to a character, and the feeling of being able to convey and manipulate the lives, thoughts and feelings of these fictitious players. There is no limit to imagination in the arts, and everything is possible. It frees us from the limitations we have as humans, and that is the most beautiful thing about all of this… anything is possible, anything can be created from nothing, everything can be built, destroyed, and actors playing these roles become the physical presence of our imagination.
After high school graduation, I had my vision set on going to college for visual arts, and ended up getting my degree in Visual and Media Arts with specialization in Television and Video from Emerson College in Boston. I volunteered to do a lot of freelance work throughout the New England area. Then I had the opportunity to do my internship at Lifetime Networks in Los Angeles. After college, I worked as a writer and director for a Hispanic TV show. I was able to get hands on experience in production and work with all aspects behind the scenes, but it wasn’t fulfilling enough. I knew there was still something I needed to do to improve my skills. That’s when I decided to pursue my Masters degree in Television and Film Production…and not much longer after that, here we are.
I want to be able to share the passion I feel for this medium with the world. I want to be able to keep learning, and teaching. The most important goal for us as a production company is to be able to work with newcomers, hard working people who are blessed with unspeakable talent, but who haven’t had the chance to show their skills yet in the business. It is a very difficult industry to break in to. I have learned that the hard way. It’s all about closed circles. That is exactly why Cafe Oscuro Films aims to discover new talent and put them on the big screen, while having the opportunity to also work with A-listers, and with other producers who have worked in big studio films. This is still a learning process for us, and we have been so blessed to have encountered great people throughout our early journey, fascinating people who share our same passion, who are willing to stick with us on this bumpy ride, hand in hand, to help make our dreams come true.
We are currently developing our very first motion picture – a feature length independent film called “Valley of the Muses.” You can read more about it here on our website. It’s a bewitching story, and what better way to begin this business than with some thriller, some suspense, and some horror.
We are hoping to create a new and fresh look to the genre, expose new talent to worldwide audiences, work with talented people from around the world, and take our audiences on the adventure of a lifetime.
“Always aim for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”– W. Clement Stone
“Always aim for a latte, even if you miss, you’ll end up with an espresso” – Cafe Oscuro Films